West Bank

Hikers walk alongside Jamil, Sahari tour guide, as he leads them through Wadi Mukalak and surrounding areas during a 4 hour hike. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
13 May 2015
A group of Bedouin youth living in the desert of Palestine have created an eco-tourism initiative to support their community.
Heiaf (right) taking part in the Health Camp Initiative. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Ruba Hafayda
29 April 2015
No one likes to live among garbage. But in the overcrowded Shu’fat refugee camp in the West Bank, UNRWA sanitation services are stretched to the limit and garbage piles up in the street. Toxic fumes from burning trash hang in their air.
Nagham, Raghad, Maram, Safa’ and Ihssan won first place in an educational robotics competition in the West Bank last month. They will be participating for the third year in a row in the Arab League robotics competition in Jordan! Generous support from donors like the USA makes it possible for UNRWA to provide high quality education to Palestine refugees. © 2015 UNRWA Photo by Awtan Khalawi
22 April 2015
“I am now aware of the importance of every minute, I appreciate time more. Before this experience I didn’t manage time well,” says Ihssan, an eighth grade student at the UNRWA Qattaneh Girls School in the West Bank.
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Mahmoud Rahhal
13 September 2017
The OPEC Fund for International Development has made a commitment of US$1 million to support the UNRWA education program in East Jerusalem.
02 September 2017
The decision to suspend in-take of certain cases at our hospital in Qalqilia was made with the best interests of Palestine refugees in mind, especially in ensuring high standard maternity and natal care
24 August 2017
On 23 August 2017, some 50,000 Palestine refugee children returned to one of the 96 schools operated by UNRWA in the West Bank to begin the 2017/18 scholastic year
UNRWA school students from Gaza and the West Bank on their first afternoon in Jerusalem with the Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Scott Anderson. 120 UNRWA school students participated in the summer camp. © 2017 UNRWA Photo by Dayana Khatib
30 August 2017
UNRWA organized a summer camp for almost a hundred school students from Gaza, from grades 6-9, bringing them to the West Bank for one week. Over 95 per cent of the students had left Gaza for the first time in their lives
© 2017 UNRWA Photo by Iyas Abu Rahmah
29 August 2017
UNRWA, together with the Camp Service Committee of Ein el- Sultan camp and the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, inaugurated the Al Masri Road following completion of its rehabilitation
21 August 2017
UNRWA regrets the recourse by certain groups and institutions to personal attacks and unfounded allegations in expressing opposition to the Agency's decision to suspend certain medical services at Qalqilya Hospital